Who was Joshua?

Joshua was Moses’ trusted assistant and then took over to lead the people when Moses died. In Exodus (17:8), Moses chose him to lead the battle to fight the Amelekites. Later, he traveled with Moses on the journey toward Mt. Sinai where God [...]

What is the fruit of the spirit?

When we think about the fruit we eat, we know that sweet, ripe fruit is the ending part of a journey of growing that starts with a tiny seed. Did you know Christians are supposed to produce “spiritual fruit”? Galatians (5:22 NASB) says, [...]

How can we be more like Jesus (Part 2)

Jesus’ character and the way he lived his life is filled with good examples of ways we can copy him!  He had a peaceful nature. John (14:27 NIV) records him saying, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you...Do not let [...]

How can we be more like Jesus? (Part 1)

Jesus’ character and the way he lived his life is filled with good examples of ways we can copy him!  He loved his enemies. Luke (22:50-51) records that when the Apostle Peter cut off the ear of the soldier who came to arrest [...]

Who were the Magi?

To learn about the Magi, we have to go back to the time of Daniel when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon made him chief over a group of wise men - called Magi - who studied the stars. Many years later, descendants of this [...]

How can we be of service to others?

Being of service means having a heart that is ready and willing to help those in need. It’s especially nice if we can help even before being asked. 2 Corinthians tells us (9:7 NIV) “...God loves a cheerful giver.”  Here are some practical [...]

Did Jesus ever cry?

Yes, he did. We probably think of him as always being joyful as he went about his ministry, but actually, sometimes he felt sad and cried just like we do. Speaking about Jesus, Isaiah says, (53:3) “He was hated and rejected; his life [...]

How did Gideon defeat his enemies?

With God’s help, of course!  For worshipping fake gods and other evil acts, God had allowed the Midianites to overpower the Israelites for seven years. Things were so terrible that the people cried out to God for help. An angel of the Lord [...]

Is Halloween a Christian holiday?

Not really. It is believed that Halloween came from an ancient Pagan festival called “Samhain.” Paganism is a type of religion that worships nature. However, the Bible says we should worship God, the Creator, and not the things He created. Paganism turned several [...]

Are ghosts real?

If we define a ghost as a dead person who has come back to life to communicate with the living, the answer is no. A person is made up of a body and the breath of life - the “spark” that only God [...]

What are some other names for Jesus?

We know that Jesus is God’s son, but did you know he has many other names and responsibilities in the Bible? Before God created the earth, animals and humans, He created a very special spirit being called the “Word,” also known in Greek [...]

What`s the best way to study the Bible?

The Bible is like a study guide from God to help us follow Him and His son, Jesus.  2 Tim 3:16 (NLT) says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize [...]

Who is Jesus?

Jesus is God’s son. In the very beginning, God’s son was called “The Word of God.” We’re told in John (1:3 NLT) “God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.” This means under God’s direction, his son created the [...]

How should we pray?

Praying is a very special privilege. When we speak to the Creator of the universe, we should show deep respect. We can begin our prayer with something respectful like, “Dear God,” or “Dear Lord,” or “Dear Heavenly Father.” We should always end our [...]

Why is the Bible so hard to read?

Most books take us from beginning to end in an easy-to-understand order. But the Bible does not always follow an order that we are used to. Instead, it shows us history by telling us about the past, reports on what’s happening in our [...]

What was Jesus like as a child?

We know about Jesus’ birth, and we have lots of information about his ministry. We don’t know a lot about Jesus’ childhood, but Luke records one interesting story when Jesus was 12 years old. Every year, Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, traveled to [...]

Why should we obey our parents?

God is very pleased when you obey the people who take care of you, whether it’s a mom, dad, grandparent, or someone else who looks after you.    Exodus (20:12) tells us to honor our father and mother, so we know it pleases [...]

Why should we forgive others?

For two reasons: because the Bible tells us to, and it’s good for our well-being. Forgiving others releases us from having bad feelings that can affect our attitude, as well as the health of our bodies and minds. Carrying bitterness and anger around [...]

What were the miracles of Jesus?

The Bible records Jesus performing many miracles and we can read specific details for approximately 35 of these. To help us remember them, we can break them down into four categories: HEALING: He made people well or whole 17 times. RAISING THE DEAD: [...]

What is baptism?

Baptism is an outward symbol of a Christian’s lifelong devotion to God and following His word. With the help of someone else, a person is first safely lowered backward underwater, symbolizing giving up their own ways, or will, to follow God’s ways, or [...]

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